I've got a few question regarding photons and lorentz contraction. they may be really stupid questions (I am not a physicist). But they have been bothering me for a while.
1. Is Lorentz distance contraction applicable to photons? If a photon travels to destination would it travel there instantly due to distance contraction? I realize that there is no frame of reference for a photon where it is at rest. So this question might be hypothetical.
2. If the answer to the above question is yes, then wouldn't that have caused photons that spawned right after the big bang to run out of space? Right after the big bang when Space Time was much smaller; won't this mean those photons could have ran out of space? Since those photons probably would not have encountered anything but vacuum, won't they reach the 'edge' instantly due to distance contraction
3. Now an extremely hypothetical question. Is it possible that photons(and other 0 mass particles) to have 0 velocity? And instead of them moving, Space-time moves towards or away from them? I am asking this because as they have 0 mass, they cannot be accelerated. Most papers I came across say that they travel at c the moment they are spawned until they are absorbed. So if we assume that they are actually not possessing any velocity and instead assume that everything else is moving toward or away from them will their interactions still follow the laws of physics?
I mean, for two particles with mass, you would get the same result if you assume either of them at rest and the other one moving. Is this applicable for photons as well?